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  • RICS Brexit position statement on infrastructure

    RICS Brexit position statement on infrastructure

    Membership of the EU provides the UK with access to a number of EU funding streams – notably, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A loss of these funding streams could have negative consequences for infrastructure investment and development.

  • High-visibility for the built environment at COP23
    Sustainability

    High-visibility for the built environment at COP23

    In recognition of the crucial role the built environment plays in reducing carbon emissions, the buildings sector will enjoy high levels of visibility at this years 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23). The annual climate change conference convened by the United Nations aims to move forward the commitments made at COP21 under the Paris Agreement in 2015. COP23 takes place from 6 to 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

  • Sector Deal for construction in Industrial Strategy
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Sector Deal for construction in Industrial Strategy

    Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Secretary Greg Clark launched his long-awaited Industrial Strategy White Paper this week and the good news is that there is a Sector Deal for construction.

  • Climate change and rapid urbanisation
    Planning & development

    Climate change and rapid urbanisation

    As climate change exerts even more of malignant influence on rural livelihoods in the developing world, it really is time to consider how many of these affected nations will deal with what are essentially ‘internally displaced’ climate refugees. What measures can be used to alleviate some of the pressures on land and rapidly growing but unplanned urban environments?

  • Climate refugees, stress and paradigm shifts
    Land use

    Climate refugees, stress and paradigm shifts

    There can be no denying that climate change is real. Perhaps for those of us lucky enough to live in geographies that have avoided some of its more devastating impacts it can seem abstract, but for those parts of the world least able to deal with the effects, the consequences have been disastrous.

  • Governing Council election results: 17 UK Elected Seats

    Governing Council election results: 17 UK Elected Seats

    17 UK-based members of the profession are today elected to sit on RICS’ Transitionary Governing Council after a vote held amongst the UK membership of RICS.

  • Data and tech companies: Join our TAP
    Property technology

    Data and tech companies: Join our TAP

    Our Tech Affiliate Program (TAP) gives companies the chance to build a professional profile and receive annual benefits while helping to increase awareness of the impact technology has on the industry.

  • There is a surveying career for everyone
    Business & management

    There is a surveying career for everyone

    Meet Sophia, a 24 year old Commercial Property Manager at ISG, one of the UK’s leading commercial fit out contractors. From Thai and Ethiopian background and raised in South London, she's a co-founding members of CBRE’s Multi-Cultural Network and also sits on the Youth Advisory Board for the British Property Federation. Hear Sophia's story...

  • Data & technology: A new way of managing property
    Property technology

    Data & technology: A new way of managing property

    Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.

  • The European Central Bank acknowledges the RICS Red Book
    Valuation

    The European Central Bank acknowledges the RICS Red Book

    We welcome the publication of the ECB’s guidance on non-performing loans (NPLs) which requires adherence to either the RICS Red Book or the European Valuation Standards (EVS).

  • Fuelling a surveying career around the world
    Quantity surveying & construction

    Fuelling a surveying career around the world

    What would you do after being rejected for a place on your dream project management postgraduate course? How about enrol on a quantity surveying course, get a job with AECOM, move to Canada and oversee the management, design and construction of petrol stations in one of the biggest countries in the world? Kerhys Sterling describes her inspirational journey into surveying.

  • Opportunity driven by technology
    Property technology

    Opportunity driven by technology

    “Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.